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  • Guided tour and discovery

Located near Liège, Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible for the visitors through the original shaft. A recognised UNESCO world heritage, the site is also of great interest from a biodiversity point of view. Do explore its slag heap and discover the plants that have become established there or follow the tree trail.

A mining heap, two biotopes

  • On the North side: a dense forest-like vegetation home to badgers, hedgehogs, roe deer, warbler, grasshoppers
  • On the South side: more arid, this flank is home to small grass plants, lichen, flowers used to little water and desert locus
  • In the pond: look out for midwife toads and colourful dragonflies

Your visit

A 1 km trail goes around the site. Panels along the way as well as an audio guide will tell you....

  • How this pile of rocks gathered life
  • About the species living there
  • Why a mining heap can burn...

At the top of the hill, an orientation table will help you understand the landscape.

The tree trail

A lovely route, with delightful artwork presenting the various species.

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